Ghanaian second division side, Shooting Stars FC will host legends from German Bundesliga giants Borussia Dortmund in a game against an African Legends side Saturday, June 11, 2022, at the Accra Sports Stadium.
The headline game of five days of activities involving the German side would be graced by the likes of African football great and former UEFA Champions League winner, Abedi Ayew Pele, and Black Stars’ coach, Otto Addo.
Former Wolfsburg Captain Charles K. Akonnor, former Dortmund Champions League winner Ibrahim Tanko, and other football legends such as Jay-Jay Okocha, Samuel Osei Kuffour, Stephen Appiah, Asamoah Gyan, and other African legends are among those to partake in the match.
Carsten Cramer, Dortmund Chief Marketing Officer, in a statement said: “With over 160,000 registered club members, Borussia Dortmund is a uniquely intensive footballing experience.
“Over the past decades, BVB has enjoyed a vibrant and fruitful history with top talents from Africa, and attracted a number of excellent African players, such as Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang, Otto Addo, Ibrahim Tanko, Mohamed Zidan, and Sunday Oliseh.
“We are all excited that this first-ever BVB Legends Ghana tour will finally take place, and we look forward to creating some unforgettable memories together with Shooting Stars FC this summer.”
According to the CEO of Shooting Stars, Mr Randolph Rodrigues the partnership between Shooting Stars and Borussia Dortmund would yield tremendous benefits on and off the field.
“There is a keen focus on player and coach development, and we would jointly embark on some meaningful community development projects in the coming months,” he said.
A yet-to-be-named select side would feature in a curtain-raiser for the Dortmund Legends versus African Legends match.
The Dortmund team would also hold a Youth Development Coaching Clinic, a visit to the children’s home, and a Gala Dinner on June 9, 2022.
The Ministry of Youth and Sports, the Ghana Football Association (GFA), the National Sports Authority (NSA), and the Ghana League Clubs Association (GHALCA) Professional Footballers Association of Ghana (PfAG) are partners for this event.